Two men are being sought after a man was found dead on a South Auckland street and a woman suffered serious gunshot injuries.
Police were called to the scene on Greenwood Road about 6am after reports that two people were lying on the ground.
A 28-year-old man was found dead at the scene, while a woman suffering serious gunshot injuries was taken to Auckland City Hospital, where she is now being treated.
Detective Inspector Faa Va'aelua said police had spoken with the victim and were confident it was not a random incident.
"We are currently following positive lines of enquiries to identify two Tongan male offenders believed to be involved in this incident," Detective Inspector Va'aelua said.
Police said a cordon will remain in place at the scene today.
Manager of nearby business Flypark Rob Prendergast said the stretch of road where the dead man was found was a common sleeping spot for the homeless.
When he left work last night there was a group of people standing in the rain near to where the body was found, he said.
Chris Olsen - who lives opposite Greenwood Road, operating his business kiwishuttle - said he woke up to the sound of a helicopter but didn't think anything of it.
He said the street was a dumping ground for rubbish.
"It's an ongoing problem. We've got the boy racers up and down, they do wheelies on our corner at night time, drives us crazy. By the time you've rung police or something they've gone."
He said while it was sad someone had died, it was "only a matter of time".
"It's that sort of area. It's semi-rural. They're going to have to do a bit more police around this area, I think. There are always things happening, there's alarms going off around here at night, cars racing up and down after work."
However he said it wasn't an unsafe area and he would still happily walk down there.
"That's all a big park where most people walk their dogs. There are paths all through it and there's never really been any incidents in there."
Anyone with information have been asked asked to call Counties Manukau Crime Squad.